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Located in KwaZulu Natal, Midlands Meander is yet another tourist destination that has garnered tourists from all walks of life. The Midlands Meander is just north of Pietermaritzburg and extends from Rietvlei and Currys Post in the east, to Dargle Valley and Nottingham Road in the west. This beautiful place is well known for its outstanding natural beauty, its quaint villages and welcoming communities making it a one stop destination in South Africa. Midlands Meander stretches for about 80 km long and houses amazing sights, sounds and activities that will keep you enthralled all day long. Midlands Meander has now become a thriving cottage industry route that boasts of vibrant network of 134 members who showcase weavers, basket makers, wood carvers, potters, metal and glassworks who exhibit their skill. From grassy plains, rocky cliffs to exquisite terrains and working farms, Midlands Meander has lot to offer to the enthusiast travelers. If you are an adventure freak, this place is just the right choice to boost your adrenaline rush. You can indulge in various activities such as windsurfing, sailing, boating, canoeing and much more that will keep you captivated throughout your stay in Midlands Meander. If you are planning your trip to South Africa, Midlands Meander should be experienced once in your lifetime.

Places To visit In Midlands Meander

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Capture Site is South Africa’s most interesting historical site that has attracted tourists from across the globe. Inaugurated by President Jacob Zuma in 2012, this unique sculpture is made up of 50 steel column constructions that form the portrait of Nelson Mandela against the stunning backdrop of rolling hills and valleys. It also boasts of a museum where you can get information about South Africa’s political history.

Howick Falls

Located on the Umgeni River, Howick Falls has become a popular tourist attraction in South Africa. Attracting tourists from all over the world, Howick Falls is a picturesque site where you can admire the beauty of nature and also capture the best shot of the place. The site houses many restaurants and usual stalls where you can stroll around and even buy a souvenir back home.

Drakensburg Mountains

Drakensburg Mountains are one of the top tourist attractions that have become popular over the years. This breathtaking place is situated while on your route to Midlands Meander. Known as uKhahlamba by the local people, Drakensburg Park is named a UNESCO world heritage site attracting tourists from all across the globe. The place boasts of san rock art images, pristine river valleys and rocky gorges that will catch your attention very soon. Spend your day amidst the beauty of this natural beauty and make the most of your trip.

Best Time To Visit Midlands Meander

The best time to visit Midlands Meander is in the dry season that is from the month of April to September. It is the best time to explore the place and game viewing as the temperature remains pleasant and cool. The days are warm and nights are cool allowing the visitors to wander around the place with ease. Midlands Meander has a sub tropical climate and can be visited throughout the year as well. 

Things To Do In Midlands Meander

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Canopy Tour in Karkloof

When visiting Midlands, make sure you try the Canopy tour which is a thrilling adventure spot that should be tried once in your lifetime. Your tour will begin with detailed safety briefing and later you will start your canopy tour. Escorted by a guide, you will glide through the forest where you will get to see abundance of plants, birds and mammals. The canopy tour will last approximately two hours and is a fun adventure sport for everyone.

Spend your day at the spa

Midlands Meander is home to various spa facilities where you can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. This beautiful place is well known for its outstanding spa to the visitors who come to visit Midlands Meander. Some famous spa like Granny Mouse, Karkloof Safari Spa, Fordoun Spa, Hartford House and much more are situated in Midlands that will revitalize your energy.

Enjoy MTB trails

If you are an adventure freak or an avid mountain biker, you should definitely try the MTB trails that will allow you to explore the hidden gem of Midlands Meander. Caladdi in Midlands is surrounded by amazing trails where you can find beautiful routes and paths that will take your breath away.

Visit Comrades Museum

Comrades Museum is an old restored Victorian House that holds the history of ultimate human race. The museum serves as the headquarters for the Comrades Marathon and showcases the history of the race and its victors. Spend your day understanding the history and get and insight about the place and people of the region.


WESSA-The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa is a reserve that is situated in the stunning gorge below the Howick Falls. If you are an animal lover, this reserve is a perfect getaway to explore the place and get close with the animals. This reserve is home to animals like giraffe, zebra, variety of antelope and 270 species of bird such as Nerina Trogon or the Crowned Eagle making it a one stop for bird lover’s paradise.

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